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Michelle Obama’s Miami School Visit Subversive?

July 11, 2012

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Image via Lighthearted Photography with permission   Stay in school! Graduate from high school! Register to vote! These are the subversive messages the Obamas have been trying to get into our children’s schools! Remember a couple of years …

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Stay-at-Home Moms Caused the War on Women?

June 19, 2012

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Image via Wikimedia Commons   Excuse me, moms. Have you ever stepped off your work or career path to be a full-time stay-at-home parent? If so then you, like me, are to blame for the impending demise of feminism. At …

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Paid Maternity Leave: This Says it All

May 31, 2012

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Think Progress and its chart says it better than words: But you know what the right will say. Only socialists go in for paying women for time off care for newborns. I wonder if Redneck Mom has an extra room …

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Michelle Obama Tells Her Girls to “Get Tough.” Should We Tell Our Kids the Same?

May 30, 2012

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Tweens are steeped in the world of slights and hurt feelings. Wear the wrong head band to school, and your day could be ruined by one small comment. Someone says they hate you, but the next day they’re all …

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PunditMom Round-up!

May 20, 2012

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So where was I this week when I wasn’t here? Working away as 2012 Election Editor at iVillage iVote with posts about the biggest and best gaffes of the campaign season (so far!), President Obama’s commencement speech at Barnard College

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Happy Mother’s Day, President “Mom!”

May 13, 2012

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  The first woman elected to the White House will answer to many names — Madam President, ma’am, and, most likely, Mom. That’s something I like to think about on Mother’s Day. Given the demographics and family status of many …

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Mother’s Day: Just Another Political Opportunity for Mitt Romney

May 11, 2012

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Artwork by a very young PunditGirl     After all the hub-bub and faux hand-wringing by many Republicans and the Mitt Romney team about Romney’s wife Ann supposedly being the target of political “mommy wars,” the Romney campaign has apparently …

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I Like Hillary Clinton “au Naturale!”

May 9, 2012

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Image via Wikimedia Commons/U.S. State Dept.   I’m glad the Republicans have nothing better to do than trying to make fun of Hillary Clinton’s appearance — AGAIN!! She’s the Secretary of State for goodness sake and she’s traveling more often …

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Ann Romney Can Lose the Victim Card

April 19, 2012

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We’re probably almost done with the life cycle of the Ann Romney vs. Hilary Rosen episode of Mommy Wars 2012. Most major news outlets have pulled in just about as many experts as possible to parse how the presidential campaign …

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Democratic Women Don’t Hate Moms & Valuing Women’s Work

April 16, 2012

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It was a super big week for me last week thank to Hilary Rosen and her one crazy comment about Ann Romney and motherhood. After her slip of the tongue about whether Ann Romney had every been a working mom, …

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Apparently I’m a Socialist: More on Ann Romney & Mommy Wars 2012

April 13, 2012

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Image via Wikimedia Commons Well, I knew this whole Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life” showdown with Democratic consultant Hilary Rosen would re-ignite the ever-percolating “mommy wars” (Devra, make it stop), but it’s taken on …

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More Political Mommy Wars? Here We Go Again!

April 12, 2012

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Image via Wikimedia Commons Ann Romney has never worked a day in her life. Ouch. I’m counting the seconds until CNN commentator Hilary Rosen, who also is a DNC adviser, gets the boot from DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Not …

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